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Spring cleaning? Here’s where you can donate household items.


ReStore movers recover donated kitchen cabinets, furnishings and architectural elements from a home in Fox Point. (Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity)

Spring cleaning has returned, and with it, people are finding items they no longer need much around the house. If you want your items to go to a charitable cause, we’ve put together a list of places willing to get them.

Capt. Steve Staneart, administrator of the Milwaukee County Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, the local branch of the nonprofit charity, encouraged anyone donating to donate materials only. working condition.

“If it doesn’t sound like something you would use, don’t give it away,” Staneart said.

The city of Milwaukee maintains a list of places where you can donate gently used furniture and household items. You can also use the Earth911 database to find more options for recyclable items.

The Salvation Army

To contact the Milwaukee County Salvation Army for donations, call 414-276-4316. For more information on pickup options, including furniture, call 800 SA-TRUCK or 800-728-7825.

Staneart said you can drop off items at any of the following locations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Adult rehabilitation center – 324 N. Jackson Street
  • Citadel Corps Worship and Community Center – 4129 W. Villard Ave.
  • Cold Spring Church and Community Center – 2900 W. Coldspring Road, Greenfield
  • Oak Creek Centennial Church and Community Center – 8853 S. Howell Ave, Oak Creek
  • West Corps Worship and Community Center – 1645 N. 25and
  • Administration of the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division of the Salvation Army – 11315 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa

The full list of locations can be found on the Salvation Army website.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that focuses on affordable housing for families, is accepting donations for its ReStore locations across the city. ReStores are resale stores that fund the organization’s efforts in the city.

The organization offers free pickup for larger items such as furniture and appliances. It also accepts household items such as tools and building materials. For a full list of items, visit the ReStore website.

To contact a ReStore, call 414-257-9078. To schedule a pickup online, visit milwaukeerestore.org.

ReStores are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There are three locations in the Milwaukee area:

  • franklin – 6939 S. Riverwood Blvd.
  • Wauwatosa – 3015 N. 114and
  • Green field – 4150 S.108and

Meta House

Meta House, a local organization for women and families that provides addiction services, is accepting donations for small household items. He does not accept donations for clothing.

Meta House is looking for smaller and practical items, such as lamps and small appliances, including toasters or blenders. Before donating, contact Development and Volunteer Specialist Kate Rabe at 414-977-5823 or [email protected]

Carryn Sami, director of development at Meta House, said the organization also accepts donations of childcare items, such as baby wipes and baby formula. It is located at 2625 N. Weil St.

Purple Heart Service Foundation

the Purple Heart Service Foundationa veterans service organization, accepts donations at its Milwaukee location, 5380 S. 13and St. Location is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for small item donations. He takes clothes, linens, decor and other household goods in salable condition. The foundation does not take cabinets, shelves or electronic devices.

For more information on furniture and bulky item pickup and what small items you can donate, call 414-281-4281.

Pickups occur on a schedule based on your location, rather than by appointment. Call to find out when pickups will take place again in your area. Pickups are usually spaced four to six weeks apart.

Good will

Goodwill, a nonprofit chain that provides services to job seekers and operates retail stores, accepts donations of many household items, including clothing, tools and electronics. For a full list of accepted items, visit their website.

Items can be dropped off at area Goodwill stores Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find the nearest Goodwill store, visit the organization’s store locator.

Pick-up services are not offered. Store attendants will be available to answer questions and help donors unload their cars.

Goodwill does not accept donations of furniture or other items that may be difficult to recycle or contain hazardous materials, such as CRT televisions or monitors and major appliances. A full list of materials not accepted can be found on their website.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee

the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee is a non-profit religious organization that accepts donations of household items, kitchen items, clothing, and furniture. He can be reached at 414 462-7863; pickups can be scheduled at this number on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pickups will need to be set up a week to two weeks in advance and will only be eligible for large items such as a sofa, kitchen set or dresser. Donors can also drop off items at the following locations Friperie Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Pitches from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday:

  • 4476 S.108andGreendale – 414-377-9077
  • 2320 Lincoln Avenue West – 414-672-2040

Have we forgotten organizations? Contact [email protected] to add to this list.